ImagerySpeaks discusses the Satellite Sentinel Project’s work with geodata to monitor the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.


Everyday unique applications for geospatial imagery and image analysis are being developed, outside of traditional applications, to understand what is happening around the world.  Currently, geospatial imagery and GIS are playing a role in the work to end the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. A group created by Not on Our Watch, Enough, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, DigitalGlobe, and Google, the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is working on “deterring a return to full-scale civil war between northern and southern Sudan and deterring and documenting threats to civilians along both sides of the border. SSP focuses world attention on mass atrocities in Sudan and uses its imagery and analysis to generate rapid responses on human rights and human security concerns.” (SSP)

The concept of utilizing commercial satellite imagery to monitor a country’s activities is not a new one; however according to the Satellite Sentinel Project’s…

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